Something Fishy: More fish added to consumption advisory

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – State regulators have added bass from two Upstate lakes to the list of fish caught in South Carolina waters of which people should eat only limited amounts.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control on Monday released its annual fish consumption advisory for rivers, lakes and coastal waters.

The advisory adds spotted bass from Lake Keowee and Lake Hartwell and largemouth bass from Lake Hartwell because of mercury found in those species.

The advisory suggests eating no more than one meal of spotted bass from Lake Hartwell a month and no more than one meal per week of spotted or largemouth bass caught in Lake Keowee.

Regulators advise that pregnant women, women who might become pregnant, infants and children not eat any fish from areas with an advisory.

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